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Congo: Revision of mining code

By Olivier Bustin and Pierrick Ferrero Following the actions by the Ivory Coast in 2014, as well as Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal in 2016, who adopted a new mining code, the DRC has recently revised its mining code enacted in 2002…

A new duty of care for financial services firms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a new consumer protection duty of care for financial services firms.  Walker Morris Banking and Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain.

GDPR compliance in the Benelux: let the controls begin

The Dutch Data protection authority (Autoriteit persoonsgegevens –“AP”) recently informed the public that they were assessing the GDPR compliance level of large companies in the Netherlands. In doing so, the authority took advantage of its new powers under article 30.4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation…

EC puts business on Brexit amber alert

By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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Counsellor granted challenge

Former Portsmouth councillor Terence Gregory, who was removed from office following allegations relating to unfair property dealings but who was later cleared of those allegations, has won the right to continue with a legal battle for the right to sue the council over the impact the matter had on his reputation. The Lawyer, 14 July, […]

Bingham calls for new criminal code

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham, has called on the Government to introduce a new criminal code to deal with “the present chaotic system of criminal law”. Speaking at the same Mansion House dinner as Lord Irvine (see above story), Lord Bingham said that criminal law was “incoherent and inconsistent and littered with distinctions which […]

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On Tuesday human rights group Justice publishes its report on the legal ramifications of the police’s growing use of covert investigative methods to tackle crime. It will recommend a single regulatory framework be set up to cover lawful interference with all forms of communications. This week the Home Office hopes to publish its long-awaited Asylum […]

Birmingham unfazed by Ansbacher pull-out. edited by Robert Lindsay

Birmingham’s corporate lawyers say the departure of the corporate finance arm of merchant bank Henry Ansbacher from the city is a “sad day for Birmingham”. But they claim not to be worried about loss of work since much of the service merchant banks once provided in the city is now handled by the big five […]

Rogers & Norton swaps Ace for Linetime

NORWICH firm Rogers & Norton has become the latest user of Ace’s Infinity practice management system to announce its choice of a replacement system in the wake of Ace’s decision to scrap the solicitors’ version of the package. The seven-partner firm bought a practice management system from Leeds-based supplier Linetime in May. It says it […]

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